First CBSE-i Affiliated School in Nagpur to Start From 2015-16

First CBSE-i Affiliated School in Nagpur to Start From 2015-16

24/Jan/2015  //  457 Viewers

The Jain International School is soon going to offer CBSE-i curriculum in Nagpur, and this would be the-first- of- its- kind in the city. Nagpur is possibly the only Tier II city which already has all the major school boards. The city has schools affiliated to ICSE, CBSE and IB. The city has also an IGCSE board school which started in the last academic session. This 2015-16 academic session onwards Nagpur is going to see CBSE-i Curriculum School as well.

Principal of the school, Anmol Badjatia proudly said, “There are only 80 schools in India which have been given permission to start the CBSE-i curriculum and ours is the only one in entire Vidarbha. This curriculum offers the best of both worlds-of CBSE and international boards. CBSE-i is 70% local and 30% global which will offer the perfect balanced academic platform.”

The recently launched curriculum has out of the box approach towards academics and their primary section consists of ideas that certainly are quite different from what we have seen from ages. The primary section of this curriculum (For Class I and II), it doesn’t have grades but emoticons to evaluate the copies of students. Badjatia further added, “So there is a smiley, another one with a lesser degree of smile and then finally no smile. From Class III onwards we do have exams but they are again a complete evaluation system with four formative and two summative assessments. It is a very different concept. There are no books till Class V as all the teaching material is available online to us. Yes, there will be printed manuals for parents, so that they are aware of what is going on in school.”

CBSE-i is one such curriculum which establishes a balance between international style and Indian style of curriculum. Badjatia further added, “Books start from Class VI which helps students gear up for the traditional system. Also this curriculum will help students when they appear for medical and engineering entrance exams. This was an issue with the other international boards because students were not prepared for this change.”

Director of the school, Anuj Badjate said, “It is often reported in the media that only 20% of our students are employable. So it is important that we provide vocational skills to students right from the school level. CBSE-i has included in its curriculum subjects like life skills, perspectives which will provide an overall growth of a student.”

Important Points

  • Jain International School to include CBSE-i curriculum from the upcoming academic session
  • It is the first school to offer CBSE-i course in Nagpur
  • CBSE-i includes cutting edge learning concepts, which is much different from the stereotypic learning system seen from ages.


Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/

Online Courses at IIT-B from Republic Day

Online Courses at IIT-B from Republic Day

24/Jan/2015  //  476 Viewers

To learners and learning enthusiasts, lectures of IIT-Bombay Professors would now become available online in two different languages. The premiere Indian educational institute would be first institute in India to launch IITBombayX, which would be a platform for interactive ‘Massive Open Online Courses’ (MOOCs). The launch would take place on the event of Republic Day.

People who are interested in studying further and are of 15 to 75 years of age, can register themselves for course of interest. After the successful completion of the programme the learners would get a ‘honour’ certificate from the institute. In the platform there would be lectures from other eminent professor from around the world as well along with professors of IIT-B. Three courses would kick-start from 26 January to initiate things from the website www.iitbombayx.in.

In near future the institute is also planning to provide school education and vocational training through this method as well. The institute has also collaborated with edX, which is one of the leading organizations that offer MOOCs globally, in May 2013. There are some courses that are running at IIT-B which are available on a global platform as well.

The server of IIT-B is such that it could handle almost 4-5 lakh learners at a time. Along with videos, readings and problem sets, there would be interactive discussion forums, quizzes and instant feedbacks available in the website of IITBombayX. This could change the pattern of formal education as it is perceived in our country.

Important Points

  • Online course to begin in IIT-B from Republic Day
  • Students of 15 to 75 years of age, can register themselves for course of interest
  • After the successful completion of the programme the learners would get a ‘honour’ certificate from the institute.


Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/

Two Ahmedabad Girls and One Dahod Boy within Top 10 in CS Exam

Two Ahmedabad Girls and One Dahod Boy within Top 10 in CS Exam

24/Jan/2015  //  462 Viewers

In the All India Company Secretary Examination results which got declared in Friday, two girls from Ahmedabad and one boy from Dahod, made it to the list of top 10. Out of 400 students that took the examination this year, 207 passed leaving with a 50% success rate.

Mustafa Bootwala, the boy from Dahod, studies in Ahmedabad. He is a PG student in Astodia and has ranked first in Ahmedabad. He has secured third rank in India as well. Mustafa’s father is a businessman and Mustafa has previously scored 85% in his HSC examinations. He said that regular practice made him perform well in the exams.

Prachi Prajapati was among the two girls who secured their place in the top 10 and was ranked second from Ahmedabad. She stood fourth in the national ranking. Prachi’s father is a businessman as well and she had scored 83% marks in her HSC exams. She said she used to study for three to four hours for the examination. She further added, “I attended my classes regularly which helped me clear the exams with flying colors.”

Sonu Jain stood third in Ahmedabad and her national rank remained at seven. She has done her schooling from SM Patel Commerce College and has scored 85% marks in her HSC examinations. Her father is a manager in a factory and he has supported immensely to her in the preparation, according to Sonu.

The CS examination is an OMR-based examination consisting of 400 marks in total.

Important Points

  • CS Exam Result is out; Two Ahmedabad Girls and One Dahod Boy within Top 10
  • Out of 400 students that took the examination this year, 207 passed leaving with a 50% success rate
  • CS examination is an OMR-based examination consisting of 400 marks in total



Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/